You may have seen via our social media accounts that we’ve launched a survey.

What’s the aim?

We’re conducting independent research into student’s knowledge of the mental health support available to them whilst studying away from where they live. We’re hoping to gain accurate data for how long waiting lists are for those who transfer their mental health care, and aim to find out which health boards have the shortest waiting times or most support for those studying out of area. As well as this, we will be looking into how many students would actually seek help, who they would reach out to, or whether they even know where to go if they found themselves starting to struggle with their mental health.

We hope this research will urge the government to take action if necessary to improve services for students.

As well as this, it’ll help us know where in the country there is significant lack of mental health knowledge and education, as this is where we will be focussing on sending our resources to promote mental health, wellbeing, and raise awareness first.

We hope to gain 1,000 responses on our survey to gain accurate and reliable data.

Will my identity remain anonymous?

Yes. Unless you choose to share your contact details with us, your identity will remain completely anonymous, and even then, only ourselves will retain this information.

Who will be viewing the findings?

Initially, only ourselves at HopeAtHand will review the findings, but these will be compiled into a report as soon as possible and made available to the public. Participants who choose to receive the findings will be the first to receive the report. After this, we will be taking our findings to NHS managers, and compiling them together with Mind our Mind‘s research as a subtopic for students mental health and wellbeing.

How to take part:

Simply click the link at the top of this post to complete our survey.